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Does The IMO ‘Intend’ To Do Nothing At All?
by John Konrad
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In the fifteen years of running gCaptain, we have reached out to the IMO several times and even traveled to their beautiful London headquarters to stop by and introduce ourselves. We have also offered to help report on their important issues. But we never really hear back from them. Being […]

Consumer Giants Urge Governments to End Shipping’s Crew Change Crisis
by Bloomberg
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
By K. Oanh Ha (Bloomberg) –Unilever Plc and Procter & Gamble Co. are among consumer companies urging world leaders to resolve the plight of more than 300,000 seafarers stuck on commercial vessels, where forced labor and deteriorating working conditions threaten to disrupt the global supply chain. Chief executives of household consumer brands, from retailer Carrefour […]

Competition Heats up in the Demolition Market
by hellenicshippingnews..
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The ship recycling market in Southeast Asia has picked up pace over the course of the past week, as more ship breaking yards entered the foray. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Clarkson Platou Hellas said that “the recyclers from Bangladesh have finally come back to the table this week offering competitively against their counterparts ...

Floating Storage: A Ticking Time Bomb For The Crude Tanker Market
by hellenicshippingnews..
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
There is no denying that a sudden plunge in oil demand on account of COVID-19 proved to be a blessing in disguise for the oversupplied crude tanker market in 2Q20, which led to a surge in onshore and offshore storage of crude in March-April. While an increase in onshore storage of cheap oil by refineries ...

US-China trade war reinforces change in Asia’s manufacturing landscape
by hellenicshippingnews..
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
However, despite the disruption this year, the effects of the tariffs remain clear and the long-term shifts that were already occurring before the pandemic are unlikely to be reversed. One of the most obvious impacts is the shift in the Asian manufacturing landscape. Manufacturing of many goods now facing tariffs when imported by the US ...

Big Inventory Draws Boost Crude Prices Despite Demand Fears
by Ship Bunker
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Also, energy executives vow to increase output at sustained $50 oil.

Great Lakes Iron Ore Trade Down 40 Percent in August
by Mike Schuler
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Shipments of iron ore transported by the U.S.-flag Great Lakes fleet fell more than 40 percent last month compared to a year ago, according to new figures released by the Lake Carriers’ Association, which represents and tracks the U.S.-flag “Laker” fleet. Shipments in August totaled just 3.6 million tons, a decrease of 40.3 percent compared […]

MS Amorella Arrives in Port After Grounding
by Mike Schuler
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The Viking Line ferry MS Amorella arrived at the Port of Langnas today after it was refloated from Jarso in the Aland Islands, Finland. Photos show the Amorella arriving in port under tow by tugs. Viking Line said in an earlier statement that the Amorella would be pulled from the ground some time after 16.00 […]

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Suffers Engineering Fire in Indo-Pacific
by Mike Schuler
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
A U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter suffered what appears to be a rather serious fire earlier this week while deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet’s area of operations. The Coast Guard reports that the crew of the USCGC Waesche (WMSL 751) combated a shipboard engineering fire on September 20, resulting in some minor injuries […]

INTERVIEW: Carbon Capture May Deliver GHG Savings at Half the Cost of Ammonia
by Ship Bunker
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

New research claims the ability of carbon capture to work with existing ships and fuels makes it much cheaper than shifting to zero-carbon fuels.

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Clipper Oil is a worldwide wholesaler of marine fuels and lubricant oils specializing in supplying vessels throughout the Pacific Ocean. Operating internationally from our headquarters in San Diego, California, USA, we serve the bunkering needs of all sectors of the marine market. This includes fishing fleets, ocean-going yachts, cruise ships, cargo ships, military/government/research vessels, and power plants.

Clipper Oil’s predecessor, Tuna Clipper Marine, was founded in 1956 by George Alameda and Lou Brito, two pioneers in the tuna fishing industry. Tuna Clipper Marine’s first supply location was in San Diego, California, USA where they serviced the local fishing fleet.

Established in 1985, Clipper Oil was formed to serve the needs of marine customers in the Western Pacific as vessels shifted their operations from San Diego. Clipper Oil has been a proven supplier of quality marine fuels, lubricants, and services to the maritime community for over 25 years, serving many ports throughout the Pacific Ocean. We maintain warehouses in Pago Pago, American Samoa; Majuro, Marshall Islands; and Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. We also have operations in the Eastern Pacific in Balboa/Rodman, Panama and Manta, Ecuador. We supply marine vessels and service stations with fuel, lubricant oil, salt, and ammonia. We also supply our customer’s vessels with bunkers at high-seas through various high-seas fuel tankers in all areas of the Pacific Ocean.


The Tuna Clipper Marine Pier in San Diego Bay (1980).

Clipper Oil supplying the USCGC Kimball ex. pipeline at the fuel dock in Pago Pago, American Samoa (2020).

Throughout the years, Clipper Oil has grown from a small marine distributor in San Diego to a worldwide supplier of marine fuels and lubricants. Clipper Oil offers a broad diversity of products and services and are active buyers and suppliers of petroleum products. It is this combination that gives us the edge in market intelligence needed to develop the best possible pricing for our clients.

Our daily monitoring of both the current and future oil market enables our customers to take advantage of market pricing on an immediate basis. This enables Clipper Oil to provide the best current and long term pricing for our customers.

Clipper Oil offers the following to our customers:

  • Extensive network of refueling locations throughout the Pacific Ocean
  • Full range of marine fuels, lubricants, and associated products
  • Competitive pricing
  • Technical support

All of the products we supply meet international specifications and conform to all local regulations.

With our many years of experience in the marine sector, Clipper Oil understands the attention to detail and operational performance vessels require during each port of call.

As a proven reliable and reputable supplier of marine fuel and lubricants, we welcome the opportunity to meet your vessel's needs. Please contact us for all of your marine energy and petroleum needs.

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